Saudi Post to showcase 'e-Mall' scheme at PosTech

Saudi Post CEO to highlight the initiative at forthcoming Dubai event.


The ‘e-Mall’ initiative of Saudi Post will be showcased at PosTech 2011, a dedicated technology event for the post and parcel sectors to be held in Dubai this month.

Saudi Post CEO Dr Mohammad Bin Saleh Bin Taher Bentin will present a paper titled “The Post as Sales Portal: Hosting a Virtual Shopping Mall” at the event.

“The e-Mall portal of Saudi Post has attracted the attention of many postal institutions around the world,” said Dr Bentin. “It offers a unique variety of shops and goods, a convenient payment solution and a doorstep delivery service, all integrated to support the rapid evolution of e-commerce.”

Saudi Post is the founder of the PosTech conference, now in its third year. The inaugural session was held in Jeddah three years ago with the participation of more than 140 countries.

The theme of the conference this year, which SP is partner-sponsor, is ‘New Technology: New Post.’ Key topics will include operating in the new communications environment, exploring the challenges, and a perspective from global technology companies. Furthermore, PosTech 2011 will study the multi-channel service supplier, and technology in the operations value chain.

The conference brings together major postal bodies and major global companies specialised in the field of information technologies. It aims to exchange experiences and common interests among countries in the areas of information and post technologies.

Discussions will centre on the impact of technology on the postal sector, growth rates of new technologies, competition with other sectors, identification of customer needs, and the role of the postal sector in the development of an information society.

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